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March 15, 2013 at 4:36 PM

State lawmaker invites Eric Holder to committee hearing on pot

With U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder still deciding how exactly to respond to our new marijuana legalization law, one state lawmaker hopes a trip to Olympia is in store for the country’s top law-enforcement official. State Rep. Chris Hurst, D-Enumclaw, sent a letter to Holder on Friday, inviting the attorney general to come to town for Hurst’s hearing…


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December 12, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Wednesday politics: pot poll, pot committee, Inslee on the environment

Good Morning, All: Pot poll: A new Gallup poll says a majority of Americans want the feds to leave Washington and Colorado alone, as in, don’t mess with their new marijuana laws.   More and more people are saying the same thing. Former President Jimmy Carter told CNN this week, he’s for legalizing marijuana. …


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